Monday, October 17, 2016

Spider web High tops

Joann Fabrics instructions here


  • Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit®: Black
  • Tulip® Soft® Fabric Paint: Purple Glow
  • Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint: Natural Glow
  • White canvas high top Sneakers
  • Cosmetic sponge
  • Plastic cups for mixing dye
  • Disposable plastic surface cover


  1. Wash and dry shoes to remove any sizing.
  2. Mix dye according to package directions. Pour a small amount into plastic mixing cup and add water to create a light gray shade.
  3. Working on covered work surface, use cosmetic sponge to dab gray dye randomly over sneakers.
  4. Add additional Black dye to cup to create dark gray shade. Dab dye over sneakers again. Allow sneakers to set 6-8 hours.
  5. Wash and dry sneakers. Use cosmetic sponge to randomly dab Purple Glow Soft Paint over sneakers. Allow to dry.
  6. Use dimensional Natural Glow paint to draw “spider webs” on sides of sneakers. Allow to dry.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Doily Web Hoop

Joann Instructions here


  • 12" embroidery hoop
  • Doily of choice
  • Black poms
  • Black chenille stems
  • Green hemp or floss
  • Black ribbon
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors


  1. Separate hoops. Paint both sections of the hoop black and allow to dry.
  2. String the doily onto the inner hoop with green hemp or floss.
  3. Place inner hoop inside the larger hoop and tighten the screw.
  4. Cut an 8" length of black ribbon and tie onto the screw for hanging.
  5. Cut 4 chenille stems in half. Glue 2 poms together and the center of the stems under the larger pom to make a spider.
  6. SCut a 6" length of hemp or floss. Glue one end to bottom of the spider, and tie the other end to the hoop.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Pretty Bat Mask

Instructions from Joann Fabrics here


  • Tulip® Dimensional Fabric Paint -- Black
  • 16"x16" black tulle
  • Waxed paper
  • Tape
  • Paper towel
  • Scissors
  • Pattern
  • 1/4" black ribbon (1 yd)
1. To print the pattern, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above) and tape waxed paper over pattern.
2. Tape tulle over waxed paper, to cover waxed paper and entire pattern.
3. Shake paint bottle to be sure there are no air bubbles in the tip.
4. Practice drawing lines on a paper towel, being careful not to drag tip of bottle on the paper towel, for smooth lines.
5. Trace lines of pattern with tip of paint bottle. Let dry completely.
6. Cut around edges of mask and inside the eyes, cutting through the waxed paper.
7. Carefully peel waxed paper off the back of the mask.
8. Cut a 1/4" slit on each side of the mask.
9. Cut ribbon into 2 pieces; poke ribbon through the slits on each side, and tie in a knot.
10. Place mask around face and tie in the back to complete.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Halloween Key Printable

Download available here

Computer/color printer
Crafting tools, supplies
Print image to craft with by stenciling, coloring or cutting and more!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Strung Bead Spider

Instructions from Joann Fabrics here


  • Black facetted round
  • Black facetted rondelles
  • Black AB large glass round
  • Black 6/0 seed beads
  • Black 20-gauge wire
  • Orange 6/0 seed beads
  • Orange glass oval beads
  • Orange oval acrylic facetted beads
  • Black 6/0 seed beads
  • Wire cutters
  • Round-nose pliers
1. Start by cutting an 8" piece of 20-gauge black wire and string on a large AB round glass bead and two smaller facetted black beads. Make a curlicue at the end of the Large AB round to hold that side in place.
2. On the “head" end, wrap the black wire underneath the body and wrap the wires between the two smaller black beads a few times. Leave a bit of slack between all three “body" beads, about 1/8", as this is where the legs will be wired on.
3. Cut four 12" pieces of black wire. Find the middle and wrap this around the body segment to wire on the first leg. Add three more pieces of wire in this manner.
4. Add beads to each leg as shown in the photo, and make a small curlicue at the end of each leg to secure the beads.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Ghost Ring and Bracelet

Instructions from Joann's here


  • Plaid® Inspired Classics™:
    Simple Band Rings
    Bat/Ghost Charms
    Oct 31 Charms
  • Jewelry glue
  • Flush cutter
  • Sand paper or small metal file
  • Bracelet
  • Plaid® Inspired Classics™:
    Halloween Bracelet
    Halloween Glitzy Beads
    RIP Owl Charms
    Cat Hat Witch Charms
    Jeweled Spider / Gem Web
    Spider' Breath Charms
    2 Book of Spells Charms
    Flower / Gem Charms
    Bat/Ghost Charms
    Skull Key Charms
    2 Earrings
  • Jump Rings
  • Silver head pins
  • Needle nose liers
Cut metal loop off of top of Oct 31 Charm.
2. Cut metal loop off of top of Ghost Charm.
3. Using sand paper or a metal file, sand off any rough patches left behind from the metal loops.
4. Glue ghost to front of Oct 31 charm. Let glue dry, approximately 10 minutes.
5. Lay combined ghost and Oct 31 charm face down and apply glue to underside of Oct 31 charm. Position preferred ring above charm at desired angle and press ring into glue.
6. Let glue dry thoroughly before wearing.

String faceted and round beads through head pins and make a loop at the top of each one as pictured.
2. Attach beads and charms to bracelet as pictured.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Skull Cameo Ring

From Joann Fabrics -directions here


  • Cousin®:
    Black Lace Covered Accent (1 pk)
    4mm Black Bicones (1 pk)
    4mm Black Glass Rounds (1 pk)
  • Stretch cord (8")
  • Crimp Tubes (4 pc)
  • Mod Podge® waterbase sealer
  • E6000® Adhesive
  • Paintbrush
  • Wire cutters
  • Crimping pliers
  • Skull/design on paper
1. Trim the loops off of the black lace accent.
2. Apply the sealer to the center section of the accent, covering the lace. Brush the sealer onto the back of the printed design.
3. Adhere the paper onto the center of the accent. Press the paper down to keep it smooth along the curve of the accent. Brush additional sealer on top of the paper and continue to smooth the edges down.
4. Let the sealer dry, if the paper is not completely smoothed down while it' still tacky, brush on more sealer and smooth the paper down.
5. Allow the sealer to dry.
6. Apply a ring of glue along the edge of the center of the accent.
7. Place the bicones along the glue line, keeping a tight oval shape.
8. Apply an additional thick layer of sealer.
9. Let the glue and sealer dry.
10. Cut two 4" lengths of stretch cord.
11. Using crimp tubes, attach the two cords to the loops on one side of the accent.
12. Thread 12 beads onto each strand (or more for a comfortable fit).
13. Attach the cords to the other side of the accent loops using the remaining crimp tubes. Trim the excess cord.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Flying Demons

From Arley Berryhill a tutorial to make these here

"I ended up making 5 of them in an afternoon. The wings were easy -- just some floral wire, tissue paper, glue, and some paint. I burnt the edges with a candle flame. They are hot-glued to the spine and shoulders.

And, I gave them a little tail with some twine. The horns are made from shaping Hot-Glue with my wet fingers. A little dot of red glitter glue for the eyes, and they're ready to fly!"

Read more at his blog